April 26, 2022 – Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti (62) is full of praise for Karim Benzema. The French striker made his 600th competitive game for FC on Tuesday night The Royal two goals and kept his team alive in the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City (4: 3).
“Karim Benzema is the best player in the world right now,” Ancelotti explained of the forward’s match. In particular, the way Benzema worked his penalty with a panenka caused a lot of admiration. Because the attacker missed two penalties in a game six days ago, he was particularly clever.
Ancelotti hinted even then that Benzema would remain his first choice for some penalty takers and is lagging behind. As a coach, Benzema has received individual awards this season. “I don’t know if he will win the Ballon d’Or, but Benzema is definitely the best player in the world at the moment. There is no one with his quality and efficiency,” the coach said in praise of his student.
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Ancelotti looked back on Real Madrid’s performance with different looks. “It could have been worse if you saw how the game went, but it depends on how you look at the games,” said the Italy coach, who thoroughly enjoyed the Manchester clash.
“It was a great game, all football fans saw a wonderful spectacle with many goals, a lot of quality and also many mistakes. We started very badly but we reacted strongly, scored three goals and still have to reach the final on our own homeland. Bernabeu have to help us next week.”